Spanish (beginner¿s level) 2nd part (A1 - A2)

lespa1102  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Spanish (beginner¿s level) 2nd part (A1 - A2)
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1 or Q2
Landa Diestro Juan; Tirado Fernandez Alicia Maria (compensates Vallejo Villamor Carmen); Vallejo Villamor Carmen (coordinator);
Having met the requirements of the LESPA1101 (A1 level) course or being able to demonstrate that the student already has the prerequisite level through a certificate or an oral level test with the teacher.
Main themes
As far as the level is concerned, the students should reach the A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in terms of Listening and Reading skills, and the A2- level as far as Speaking and Writing skills are concerned.
The objective of the course is the development of the communication skills of the student in General Spanish and building awareness about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
The communication contexts as well as the subjects are linked to everyday life : hobbies, travel, living conditions, invitations, family and friends, future projects, etc.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this learning module, the students should be able to :
  • read short texts about everyday life (personal letters, etc.), find specific information in commonly-used documents (advertisements, etc.) and understand the gist of discursive texts or simple narrative.
  • Understand key information from short listening-comprehension passages about everyday life and grasp enough to be able to react to straightforward oral messages, on condition that the input be clear and the pace not too fast.
  • Talk about themselves and their immediate surroundings ; communicate during simple and common tasks that only require brief and direct interaction.
  • Write short and commonly-used documents (e-mail, postcards, etc.)
  • Pronounce Spanish sounds and master basic vocabulary and the key concepts of basic Spanish grammar.
The course is based on communication and the methodology is a blend between the communicative and the notional-functional approaches. Notions of code are not acquired through the learning of vocabulary lists or an exclusively structural approach to grammar.
These are integrated into meaningful contexts and grouped according to functional content (asking for and providing personal details, talking about everyday activities, spare time and tastes, describing a city, suggesting activities, etc.). They are subsequently practised in the form of excercises requiring the development of a global communicative competence.
The didactic materials include very detailed grammatical referencing and drilling exercises common to the structural approach, but the typology of the exercises and the basic materials are very heterogenous : songs, games, role-playing, authentic or abridged texts, advertisements, etc.
Teaching methods
The course follows the communicative notional-functional method.

This learning module is taught in the form of contact hours using the communicative, lexical and grammatical approach. An A2-level book is used.  
Evaluation methods
Session 1 (December or June): 
  • Final exam Grammar and Vocabulary:  45%.
  • Oral exam:  35%.
  • Continuous assessment (tests Moodle et other assignments) 20%. 
Session 2 (September):
  • Final exam 60%.
  • Oral exam 40%.                
Other information
This course may be chosen as an elective by students from all faculties of UCL, as well as by members of the academic, scientific and administrative staff.
Online resources
  • Aula2 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
  • Conseillé (pas obligatoire): Gramática básica del estudiante de español. Editorial Difusión
Touts les supports sont actualisés et presentés sur la page moodle du cours
Teaching materials
  • Aula2 Curso de español. Nueva edición. Editorial: difusión
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Information and Communication